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Berlin Announces 2015 Panorama Program – Raoul Peck’s ‘Murder in Pacot’ & Kenyan Doc ‘Stories of Our Lives’ Make the Cut

Berlin Announces 2015 Panorama Program - Raoul Peck's 'Murder in Pacot' & Kenyan Doc 'Stories of Our Lives' Make the Cut

The films that will screen in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival have been announced, and, making the cut of 11 fictional and 8 documentary films are Raoul Peck’s latest effort, “Murder in Pacot” – which is inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Teorema” – as well as the Kenya/South Africa produced documentary, “Stories of Our Lives,” directed by Jim Chuchu, which speaks on the influence of evangelical organisations from the United States in Kenya, where hatred against homosexuals has been ignited. 

Raoul Peck will present his Haitian-French-Norwegian co-production, “Murder in Pacot,” which is a character piece set outdoors against the catastrophe of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, that looks with rage at class distinctions in Haitian society.

In Stories of Our Lives, Jim Chuchu lets a whole range of brave people speak on what it means to live in a country where homosexuality is banned.

The full Panorama program follows below:

54: The Director’s Cut 
USA
By Mark Christopher
With Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Mark Ruffalo
World premiere

Chorus 
Canada
By François Delisle
With Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Pierre Curzi, Geneviève Bujold
European premiere

Der letzte Sommer der Reichen (The Last Summer of the Rich
Austria
By Peter Kern
With Amira Casar, Nicole Gerdon, Winfried Glatzeder
World premiere

Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents
Switzerland / Germany
By Stina Werenfels
With Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger, Urs Jucker
International premiere

Dyke Hard 
Sweden
By Bitte Andersson
With Alle Eriksson, Peggy Sands, M. Wågensjö, Iki Gonzales Magnusson, Lina Kurttila
International premiere

Gukje Shijang (Ode to My Father)
Republic of Korea
By JK Youn
with Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yunjin
International premiere

I Am Michael
USA
By Justin Kelly
With James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts
International premiere

Jun Zhong Le Yuan (Paradise in Service
Taiwan 
By Doze Niu Chen-Zer
With Ethan Juan, Wan Qian, Chen Jianbin, Chen Yi-Han
European premiere

Meurtre à Pacot (Murder in Pacot)
France / Haiti / Norway
By Raoul Peck
With Alex Descas, Ayo, Thibault Vinçon, Lovely Kermonde Fifi, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin
European premiere

Mot Naturen (Out of Nature
Norway
By Ole Giæver, Marte Vold
With Ole Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Rebekka Nystadbakk, Ellen Birgitte Winther, Sievert Giaever Solem
European premiere

Ned Rifle (Ned Rifle
USA
By Hal Hartley
With Liam Aiken, Martin Donovan, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan
European premiere

Panorama Dokumente

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 
Germany
By Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange
With Mark Reeder, Marius Weber
World premiere

Danieluv svet (Daniel’s World
Czeck Republic
By Veronika Liskova
International premiere

El hombre nuevo (The New Man
Uruguay / Chile / Nicaragua
By Aldo Garay
World premiere

Fassbinder – lieben ohne zu fordern (Fassbinder – To Love without Demands
Denmark
By Christian Braad Thomsen
With Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Harry Baer, Lilo Pempeit
World premiere

Iraqi Odyssey 
Switzerland
By Samir
European premiere

Stories of Our Lives 
Kenya / South Africa
By Jim Chuchu
With Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthinga, Rose Njenga
European premiere

The Yes Men Are Revolting 
USA
By Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno
European premiere

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